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Updated: March 16th, 2012 9:42pm
Vikings reportedly re-sign nose tackle Fred Evans to two-year deal

Vikings reportedly re-sign nose tackle Fred Evans to two-year deal

by Tom Pelissero
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For all of the Minnesota Vikings' struggles at nose tackle last season, they apparently feel they can fix the position from within.

The Vikings have re-signed veteran Fred Evans to a two-year deal, reported on Friday night.

Evans, 28, was typically enticing and inconsistent in 281 snaps (26.6%) over 16 games as a backup last season. He finished with 35 tackles, including 23 solo and five for loss, and took four penalties.

A favorite of general manager Rick Spielman since his days in Miami, Evans has been with the Vikings since 2007. He played last year under a one-year deal.

The signing comes four days after the Vikings agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Letroy Guion, who is expected to move from three-technique to nose tackle next season as well.

Remi Ayodele, who struggled last season after signing a three-year, $9 million deal, also remains on the roster.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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